Can Monitoring our Body Through Digital Data Help us Find Health?

Health “apps” (applications) for phones and tablets are numerous and include those for exercise, weight loss, and monitoring blood pressure or diabetes.

According to Research2Guidance, a market research firm, nearly 247 million mobile phone users downloaded a health app in 2012.

But are these mobile apps making us healthier?

Dr. Marc Siegel wonders. Through a personal crisis he discovered a phenomenon he calls the inner pulse “. . .the fulcrum of a person’s life force, the place where the physical and the spiritual combine.”

“The inner pulse” may not only reveal the body’s condition, but may also affect health in a dramatically positive way.

Olympic skier Janine Shepherd, paralyzed by a biking accident, tells the story of her remarkable return to a whole new life as a pilot. At her lowest point she asked, “Why me?” She then realized that it wasn’t about her life. It was about life itself. She saw that she was not her broken body, her uncertain circumstances, she was free to explore life’s infinite possibilities.

Janine’s experience shows that there is an immeasurable Spirit which brings forth strength and ability far beyond what an “app” could do. And, we each have a spiritual sense that aligns us with this larger Spirit. Don’t ever underestimate the power it can have to restore health.

The Bible says, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Ps. 139)

Janine may not know this Bible verse, but her life embodies the energies of what I call spiritual sense. This is an app everyone can use.

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    John Clague

    John Clague explores and writes about the relationship between thought, spirituality and health. A retired Lane County Sheriff's Department captain, he is now a Christian Science media and legislative liaison. Read Full
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